Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Homework Number 2-15 (11/22/2017)

Math
Complete the Thanksgiving Vacation Packet.  This assignment will count as a take-home quiz.

Science
Read page 216 and then answer the two “Practice Problems” on the bottom of the page.  Show your work and use the sample question for help.

You will have a vocabulary quiz on waves when you return.  Bring your dictionary.

ELA
In the "Ready" Practice Test workbook, complete pages 1-9.  Put all answers (number and letter only) in the book and on a sheet of loose-leaf.

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”


Your draft is due on tomorrow.  The published piece is due when we return from Thanksgiving on 11/27/2017.  


Due on 11/27/2017:

  1. A cover with the title, your name, and your class
  2. A published piece (100 points)
  3. A draft (50 points)
  4. A planning page (50 points)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Homework Number 2-14  (11/21/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 144, numbers 22-23
Complete the Discount worksheet.

Science
Draw and label a picture of a transverse wave and a compressional wave.  Then, draw three diagrams to illustrate reflection, refraction, and diffraction. Use your notes and pages 214-215 for help.

ELA
Revise, edit, and rewrite the paragraph you wrote in class today.   It is due, on loose-leaf, tomorrow.

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”

Your draft is due on tomorrow.  The published piece is due when we return from Thanksgiving on 11/27/2017.  If you publish by tomorrow, you will receive a +5.  

Due on 11/27/2017:

  1. A cover with the title, your name, and your class
  2. A published piece
  3. A draft
  4. A planning page

Monday, November 20, 2017

Math
Buckle Down
page 82, numbers 1-5
Complete the handout on Tax and Tip Word Problems.

Science
Read pages 212-216 of your science textbook.  Please add all of the following words to your dictionary and include definitions.  (Start over from number 1).


  1. crest:
  2. trough:
  3. wavelength:
  4. amplitude:
  5. rarefaction:
  6. compression:
  7. frequency:

Under these words, draw a compressional wave and draw a transverse wave.

ELA
Read pages 186-191 in Codex.
In your notebook, answer the following question in a paragraph:  Did scientists' predictions match up with what happened during Hurricane Sandy?  Support your answer with two details from the text.

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”


Your draft is due on Wednesday.  (Your introduction and one body paragraph are due tomorrow.)  The published piece is due when we return from Thanksgiving on 11/27/2017.  If you publish by Wednesday, you will receive a +5.  


Due on 11/27/2017:

  1. A cover with the title, your name, and your class
  2. A published piece (100 points)
  3. A draft (50 points)
  4. A planning page (50 points)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Homework Number 2-12 (11/17/2017)

Math
Blue Handbook page 144,  numbers 25-27
Complete the handout on Tax and Tip (Percents) Word Problems

Science
Complete page 18 in your STEM packet.  In a paragraph, share the conclusion of your engineering experiments with India and Jacob.  Explain how buildings should be designed to make them safer during an earthquake.  Write a draft and then publish.

I will collect your paragraphs along with your STEM packet on Monday.  You will receive a grade for the completed packet as well as the two paragraphs.

(50 points, include draft and published piece)
Please type or write on loose-leaf.

ELA

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”

  1. Check your completed writing plan and make sure that you included citations for all of your evidence: (textbook 100) or (ducksters.com), etc.
  2. Write out (or type) one of your body paragraphs on loose-leaf.  Write as much as you need to fully explain your rationale (how/why the evidence supports the claim).
25 points (We will check this work on Monday and I will collect it with your completed essay when we are done with this assignment.)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Homework Number 2-11 11/16/2017)

Math
Please complete the two worksheets on Percent of a Number.

Science
In a paragraph, write a letter to India and Jacob (the two engineers in our STEM packet).  Tell them about your engineering efforts so far and what you are doing to build and test earthquake-proof buildings.   (Write a draft and publish this letter.  I will collect and grade it.)


(50 points for draft and published piece)
Please type or write on loose-leaf

ELA
In a paragraph in your notebook, explain what Bod does at school that shows he is a heroic character.

Social Studies
1. Practice your lines from the Declaration three times.  Read aloud.  (These lines are on page 122 of your textbook.  They also appear below.)
2. Fill out the plan for the rest of your body paragraphs and the conclusion on the planning page.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienbable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

"We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Homework Number 2-10 (11/15/2017)

Math
Read the Blue Book page 136, and answer questions 1-5.

Please complete the worksheet on percents.

Science
Review your STEM packet.  Make sure that all of the writing sections are filled in up to page 15.  I will collect and grade this packet when we are done with our project.

ELA
1. Use each of this week's focus words in a sentence.  Each sentence should show your understanding of the word's meaning.
2. List a synonym and antonym for each of this week's focus words.

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”

Complete the introduction and one body paragraph on the writing plan for this essay question.  Use the paragraph planning page if you need additional assistance.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Homework Number 2-9 (11/14/2017)

Math
Last chance to finish Gino's Pizza Palace project.

Science
Make your own "Bad Day Scale."

Give it a personalized name, ten separate categories, and describe the type of things that happen in each category.  

For example:
Level 1: trip up the steps after lunch and everyone laughs; forgot one homework.
Level 2: forgot to study for a quiz; gym teacher is absents so we write an essay instead of playing basketball
Level 3: (next "bad day" event and continue until you get to Level 10))

Your scale should describe the increasing trouble of a “bad day” just like the Richter Scale shows the increasing power of an earthquake.  Use the diagram on page 9 of your STEM packet as a model.

707: Mrs. Galizia's group: If you are unable to complete this assignment on your own, we will discuss it tomorrow. I would prefer, however, that you attempt this homework on your own.

ELA
Edit and rewrite the response we wrote in class today.  Due on loose-leaf tomorrow.  Only write on one side, in ink.

Social Studies
Task: “Were the colonists justified (right) to rebel against the control of the British government?”


  1. Write your claim.
  2. Give one piece of supporting evidence (and cite it).
  3. Write a possible counterclaim that would contradict or “go against” your claim.